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Bears 'better' than Jayhawks in Baylor's first ever win in fieldhouse

Drew, couldn't agree with you more. Until we see consistent shooting from the outside, this team is doomed to an early exit in the tourney. It doesn't help to have our only depth at center/power forward (and I'd actually argue that we don't really have depth at any position) and none of them can shoot threes. It's just not how the game is played anymore. I also think we're getting caught with our pants down for not having a wing who can score. Silvio is a shadow of himself and I don't think he wants to be in Lawrence anymore, Dotson seems like he's gonna be banged up all year, our TURNOVER MARGIN IS TIED FOR 108TH IN DI, AND OUR FT% IS RANKED 299. It's too late in the season to fix those last two well enough to be a confident, championship caliber team. If this team advances far in the tournament, I think it'll only be because the rest of the field is about as bad as I've seen it in 10 or 15 years.

January 11, 2020 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shane Jackson: Kansas still has long way to go following lopsided loss to No. 11 Baylor

So Rutgers just brought back Schiano and Leavitt looks like a top candidate for a return to USF, is it really that far-fetched of an idea to bring back Mangino in 18 months?

December 1, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks contend progress was made in Les Miles' 1st year in charge

So Rutgers just brought back Schiano, is it really that far-fetched of an idea to bring back Mangino in 18 months?

December 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU freshman Tristan Enaruna showing signs of high ceiling early on

Hey Creg, did you pay attention in middle school when we learned how percentages work? It's pretty easy to be 50% this year considering he's only taken 4 three-point shots. His career average is about 25% when you take over 100 attempts into account

November 11, 2019 at 8:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU freshman Tristan Enaruna showing signs of high ceiling early on

McCormack or Dok, we can't start nor should we ever play 2 centers who can't shoot jump shots at the same time. It's 2019, you can't get away with that anymore. Enaruna is the future (more like the present) of basketball. We are going to get annihilated by great teams if we don't have 3 guys on the court at all times who can shoot from outside. Garrett is hopeless in that area but a necessary lockdown defender. Just look at how we've lost our last couple of games in the tourney...we get DESTROYED from outside and have no answer when teams get hot.

November 7, 2019 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU big Silvio De Sousa will prove to be more effective than he looked in opener

He needs to be working with Perry Ellis every spare moment he has.

November 7, 2019 at 8:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson announces decision to test NBA draft status

Good for him. Why wouldn't any CBB player with NBA hopes not take advantage of this evaluation process and get experience working with an agent? It offers a great outside perspective on what they need to work on and introduces them to the business side of the sport. Imagine if we all got to sit in on college courses for a summer while we were in high school so we knew what to expect.

April 12, 2019 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breaking down the future of KU's basketball roster

I wouldn't get that excited about Dawkins. He had a fun run this year and almost beat a great team. But the guy is the same age as Self and has only made 2 NCAA TOURNEY APPEARANCES in 11 SEASONS! Self had been to 2 ELITE EIGHTS in 5 TOURNEY APPEARANCES in 10 SEASONS before taking over at KU (not to mention, the team he left behind at Illinois went on to the national title two seasons later). If you want a successful coach from the Dukie tree keep your eyes on Steve Wojciechowski. 2 TOURNEY APPEARANCES in only 5 SEASONS and he's more than ten years younger than Self and Dawkins. Even a guy like Wojciechowski still has a lot more to prove before taking over a blue blood program. We aim higher than that

March 25, 2019 at 7:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breaking down the future of KU's basketball roster

I think what most people are thinking is that it wouldn't be by "choice." And yes, there has been talk of him jumping to the NBA since 2008. Just because he and the NBA admin can't openly comment on it doesn't mean there isn't "talk." It's the same talk that surrounds Coach K, Calipari, etc. every year. I 100% guarantee you Self and his agent are contacted by multiple GM's every year, whether formally or informally. One exposed slip-up linked directly to Self and he not only faces huge NCAA penalties, he could be indicted on federal charges. Think about it, there are assistants HE KNOWS PERSONALLY that are going to jail...real jail...not NCAA jail. Hell, Sean Miller might be following them. That would spook anyone in their right mind. If he gets implicated in something major, he's gone, it'll just be a matter of where to.

March 25, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Family Fun: NCAA pays family travel expenses for Final Four participants

Holy crap good call. Makes sense too, he and Self go way back

March 28, 2018 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )